144: Unleash Your Potential: The Power of Coaching for Personal and Professional Growth with LaTresse Snead

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“Coaching is about you. We can’t control what others do. What are you willing to do to change in order to have a different type of outcome or impact? Coaching helps you identify what you are willing to do on your own….It’s about taking those small steps towards change”

– LaTresse Snead
Episode #144


In this episode of What the Fundraising Podcast…

Have you heard these myths about coaching for personal and professional growth? Myth 1: Coaching is only for people who are struggling. Myth 2: Coaching is a sign of weakness or incompetence. Myth 3: Coaching is a luxury that only top executives can afford. In this episode, our guest LaTresse Snead will debunk these myths and share the truth about the value and benefits of coaching for professionals in leadership positions seeking growth. 

LaTresse’s impressive career journey boasts leadership roles at major organizations like the American Red Cross and the National Park Foundation. With over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, she recognizes the pressing need for coaching, consulting, and recruiting services in today’s demanding professional environment. As the CEO of Bonsai Leadership Group, LaTresse answers this need, helping countless organizations optimize their performance and potential. Through her distinct perspective on time and energy management, she inspires leaders to nourish their inner strengths, leading them toward success without compromising their well-being.


LaTresse Snead


  • Visit the website of Bonsai Leadership Group to learn more about their services in recruiting, coaching, and consulting for nonprofits in the environmental space.
  • Check out Latrice Snead’s book When Black Women Rise to gain insights on navigating challenges in the workplace and finding your authentic voice.
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Get to know LaTreese:

LaTresse Snead was born during an earthquake in San Francisco and has brought that power to every position she has held since. During her time as an executive leader in the nonprofit space, she worked at premier organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of America, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the American Red Cross, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Park Foundation. During these tenures, Snead influenced more than two hundred million dollars in donations and drove life-saving policies into effect, along with bold conservation initiatives. LaTresse Snead is the CEO and founder of Bonsai Leadership Group, a boutique consulting, executive coaching, and leadership recruitment service for nonprofit organizations focused on creating racially diverse candidate pools for consideration in positions of power within the nonprofit sector. She is also a Birkman Certified Consultant and Certified Executive Coach who uses her skills to help clients achieve their professional goals. In addition to her professional experiences, Snead has served on the boards of the North American Association for Environmental Education, EarthShare, Minnesota Council on Foundations, West Central Initiative, Alexandria Area YMCA, and Lakes Area Professional Women. She and her family reside in the Washington, D.C. metro area with their poochon pup, Pancake.


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